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    New Dog Day care based in Ravenhall (West Melbourne/Next to Caroline Springs)

    You can register and visit us on Melbourne Dog Day Care, Top Doggys Dog Care Services Melbourne or call us on (03) 8372 5697

    We are having a film crew coming into our facility on 12/03/14 at approx. 10:30am for about an hour and would like to offer free service in those times or you can have the option of leaving your dogs for a whole day for free. As long dogs are vaccinated/De-sexed and the owners do not mind their dogs being filmed and published.

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    Doggys Dog Care
    Last edited by Hyacinth; 02-20-2014 at 02:51 PM. Reason: Put location in title.

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    Pardon my ignorance, but why must the dog be desexed?
    Is this usual practice for dog day care centers?

    Good luck with your opening. Great to see an increase in infrastructure happening there.

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    It's part of code of practice for this particular business. Also it does help with the dog's socialize in a more calmer behaviour without them getting humped and etc.
    Personally, dog's being de-sexed or not, I would accept them all, but I can't go against the code of practice =(
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    but I can't go against the law
    what law is that? seems a bit odd. Especially as we've been having lots of discussions about the pros and cons of desexing and whether it really does make a difference to humping or not. My dog was desexed at 8 weeks and she like to have the occasional hump (mostly shoes but sometimes another dog). And she's the friendliest biggest grovel dog out there.

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    Sorry, using wrong term. Just have to abide to code of practice.
    I agree dogs still hump after de-sexed and what not. But it's unlikely to happen more often than it should. As new dogs meet other dogs, a humping behaviour is not desirable as it can be possibly interpreted from the other dog to be a dominant behaviour.
    Also having a dog de-sexed drops the testosterone levels up to 50%.
    We like our dogs in our day care to be safe and happy at all times.

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    Personally, I'd like my doggy day care to be supervised enough that any dog that thinks about standing over another dog (precursor to humping) gets interrupted and re-directed pronto.

    I think it's mostly a training problem.

    Dogs will take advantage of any opportunity you give them to behave inappropriately.

    The dog that attacked my dog the most savagely - was smaller than her - a desexed whippet cross who happened to have owners who thought it was funny and not worth doing something about. Until my dog stood up for herself and chomped him in the head while I was trying to make him back off - whippets are fast and I was too slow.

    in fact most of the serious fights I have seen have involved desexed dogs including a Golden Retriever attacking a Boxer - both desexed. Unprovoked attack. And a husky type dog, just going around the park and ripping into smaller dogs like mini schnauzers.

    I think in doggy day care - each dog would have to be considered on its own merits about how it introduced itself to the main group, how that interaction was supervised. If the new dog does all the right things - then it wouldn't matter if it was desexed or what breed it was - it's doggy manners that matter most.

    And Labs have a different idea of doggy manners to most other dog breeds.

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    Hyacinth,

    I totally agree, but with the de-sexing option is a must according to the code of practice. As I think the reasons are that there are too many dogs in Australia and the government is trying to limit the numbers.
    Our Day care centre has well qualified dog handlers and behaviourists and knows what to look for before any unwanted things to happen. Each dog registered with us will have a profile against them for our records to understand them on their personalities and etc. Every dogs different regardless of breed. Dogs will be supervised at all times as this I enforced. It's like having 20 children in a kids park and they are running around like maniacs playing, if you don't watch them... they might get lost.
    Mostly the introduction for a dog to enter a dog day care for the first time is the most important part of the attendance, it sets the rest of the day for the dog. But some dogs may need a day or 2 to settle into the new environment due to anxiety or any other reasons.

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    At our dog comps - all the female dogs have to be checked for season before they're allowed to compete (agility or obedience). I guess that's so there's no chance of accidents during the off lead competitions (obedience or agility often have several competition rings side by side with only a rope rail between them).

    So I guess there's always the rabbit factor - if you have a mix of male and female undesexed running loose together.

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